Press releases

Monday 6 September 2010

Amnesty International calls for an end to the harassment of human rights defenders and political activists in Swaziland following the arrest today of nearly 50 people at a gathering of activists in the country’s largest city, Manzini.

Friday 3 September 2010

Amnesty International is today calling on the Sri Lankan government to ensure the safety of three men who have been tortured and jailed following their forced return from Australia in 2009.

Friday 3 September 2010

An Iranian journalist and human rights defender set to face trial tomorrow on a series of charges must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said today.

Thursday 2 September 2010

Amnesty International is urging the Slovak government to immediately end the segregation of Romani children in the country’s education system. This practice leaves thousands of Romani pupils in substandard education in schools and classes for pupils with “mild mental disabilities” or ethnically segregated mainstream schools and classes

Wednesday 1 September 2010

Amnesty International today urged Mozambique’s police not to use live ammunition to disperse violent demonstrations in the capital Maputo unless lives are at risk.

Tuesday 31 August 2010

Rwanda’s new government must urgently review vague ‘genocide ideology’ and ‘sectarianism’ laws that are being used to suppress political dissent and stifle freedom of speech, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

Tuesday 31 August 2010

Amnesty International is urging the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina to reject a draft law prohibiting wearing in public clothes which prevent identification which is set to be debated tomorrow

Friday 27 August 2010

Amnesty International has criticized the Kenyan government for its failure to arrest Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir during his visit to the country to join celebrations ushering in Kenya’s new constitution today, viewing the refusal to arrest President al-Bashir as an obstruction of justice for victims in Darfur.

Friday 27 August 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Zimbabwean government to take immediate action to protect some 250 people who were forcibly evicted before their homes and possessions were set alight during a night raid by armed Zimbabwean police.

Wednesday 25 August 2010

The Yemeni authorities must stop sacrificing human rights in the name of security as they confront threats from al-Qa’ida, Zaidi Shi'a rebels in the north, and address growing demands for secession in the south, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

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Brazil: Police ‘still have blood on their hands’ 20 years on from massacre

24 July 2013

Every year police in Brazil are responsible for around 2,000 deaths, Amnesty International said today as it marked the 20th anniversary of the infamous Candelária massacre in Rio de Janeiro.